Petition update


Temple City Residents for Better Living

Jun 20, 2017 — Great news. An update posted today on Mercy Housing's website states that they will not be moving forward with the Golden Motel project. Michele Bush from the Department of Regional Planning also e-mailed a member of the Kids Safety Matters Facebook group and reached out to an organizer with San Gabriel Valley Concerned Residents, confirming that Mercy Housing withdrew their CUP(Conditional Use Permit) proposal. Note: Attending the hearing tomorrow will no longer be necessary. The meeting has been cancelled.

One of the reasons given is that Mercy Housing was beat out by another real estate developer. Ed Holder, VP of Real Estate Development stated that “While I am deeply disappointed that the Golden Motel project will not happen, the unfortunate reality of the Southern California real estate market is that every property for sale, even those as troubled as the Golden Motel, has multiple offers to purchase." Mercy Housing also faulted their own inability to secure approvals within the timeframe of the escrow.

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It remains to be seen what the future holds for the site of the Golden Motel but what matters is that our voices were heard, loud and clear. Thanks to everyone who put in their time, efforts and energy to keep our children safe and preserve the quality of life we have come to enjoy in our neighborhoods. Congratulations to all those who took part in the democratic process, especially those who did so for the very first time.

Let's keep the momentum going. Residents are invited to attend meetings on Temple City's Mid-Century Plan on June 26th and July 8th to offer input and help shape the future of Temple City's neighborhoods, public spaces and business districts.

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Opposing the Mercy Housing project has united the community in ways we never thought possible. The relationships and bonds formed through this fight will have a lasting effect on our community, demonstrating that alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.

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